The Senior Counsel for Commercial Contracts and Partnerships will be part of Virgin Hyperloop One's Legal Department. This position will be a member of the commercial contracts team. The commercial contracts team has a broad scope and is responsible for most of the company's contracting, including vendor and consultant contracts and facilities contracts. This position will have a particular focus on crafting and executing Virgin Hyperloop One's technology co-development and procurement strategies. They will work closely with the engineering teams and commercial teams in implementing transactions core to the company's mission of delivering a revolutionary transportation technology.
Coordinate with Engineering Leads, Project Development teams, and IP director to ensure contracting strategy for subsystems and major components dovetails with business and project development strategies
Lead negotiations and contracting relating to technology co-development and strategic partnerships
Participate in team responsible for negotiating, drafting, and reviewing a steady flow of agreements that include:
o commercial contracts and technology transactions, including co-development agreements, master service agreements, statements of work, and NDAs;
o marketing and branding-related agreements;
o service provider agreements for Accounting and Finance; and
o employment documents that are related to intellectual property and confidentiality.
Responsible for positively moving transactions forward, while protecting the company's interests and ensuring appropriate visibility across functions
Must be creative in seeking solutions that work for both our company and counterparties;
Some travel may be required
Strong business judgement, who may be relied on to make decisions with significant legal and commercial implications
Detail-oriented, problem solver who works well in a team environment and has excellent communication skills.
Strong work ethic, high integrity, and experience with technology companies
Ability to work on several major projects simultaneously with tight deadlines
MINIMUM REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
JD from accredited law school; qualified in CA or another state (and willing to secure in-house counsel registration in CA)
7+ years experience in top-tier law firm and/or in-house at a dynamic technology or transportation company
Expert in complex technology co-development, IP licensing, partnership and joint venture agreements
General experience in commercial contracts for a technology company, and managing teams
Demonstrated ability to identify and implement process improvements and lead complex initiatives
Business knowledge of emerging technologies, construction, aerospace, aviation, and rail
Experience with electromagnetic technologies, software development, and controls systems
Experience with real property leases
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